Scholarship Application

PAR offers scholarships each year to professionals and self advocates to enhance their skills in the area of developmental disabilities. The scholarship money can be used to attend DODD registration/certification courses, college courses or for professional growth seminars.

Scholarships are available in memory of Mary Mihelcic-Jones, a longstanding PAR member, in memory of Anitra B. Sacks, a compassionate and loyal person working in the field of DD and in memory of Jeff Bowman, a loyal advocate of persons with disabilities.

  • The application must be fully completed.
  • A letter of endorsement from your supervisor must accompany the application. Email letters to
  • The final determination of recipients will be based on the recommendations of the PAR Board.
  • Eligible courses must reflect your effort to upgrade your professional skills in the area of Developmental Disabilities.
  • A maximum of $300 will be awarded to each recipient.
  • Reimbursement will occur after proof of fee payment and proof of successful course completion is submitted.
  • Recipients will be announced at the Annual Awards Luncheon at the SYNERGY Conference in October.
  • All recipients must request reimbursement prior to June 30, 2020.

The deadline for applications is September 8, 2019. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered for an award.

  • Please include a letter of endorsement from your supervisor.
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